International Day

The United Nations declared November 29 the International Day of Solidarity  with  the  Palestinian  People  in  1977.

November 29 is reminder of a bitter event in 1947 when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the partition of Palestine. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all.

As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us mobilize for the 16 days of activism from now until Human Rights Day on 10 December. Join the global effort to “Orange YOURNeighbourhood” as part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

for the first time ever, both the iconic United Nations Headquarters complex and the Empire State Building in New York are bathed in orange light to kick off the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women.

Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.

The philosophy of the late Mahatma Gandhi, who espoused peaceful protest over violence, is being remembered at the United Nations on Thursday.

Cooperation between and among developing countries offers a path to balancing growth and equity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the United Nations Day of South-South cooperation with a call to encourage – and learn from – emerging partners in the global South to promote prosperity for all.

With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a renewed global commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests.

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